Awesome WW2 Era German Fireman's Dagger with metal scabbard produced by Carl Eickhorm of Solingen, Germany. The left ricasso is marked "ORIGINAL EICKHORN SOLINGEN" with the famous original Eickhorn Squirrel Logo. Eickhorn was one of the largest knife/bayonet manufacturers for Germany in WW2 and made a very high-quality product. This not a functioning bayonet.
The chrome plated blade measures 9 3/4 inches and looks to have the original edge. Total length of the knife itself is 14 3/8 inches, Total length when in the scabbard is 15 3/4 inches. The blade guard, pommel, and viewable parts of the full tang all look to be silver plated also. The black bakelite grips are undamaged and held securely by 2 metal rivets. This dagger also has the word "GOSLAR" stamped into the blade guard.
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. After the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, Reich Minister Richard Walther Darré made Goslar the seat of the agricultural Reichsnährstand corporation. In 1936, the city obtained the title of Reichsbauernstadt. In the course of the German re-armament a Luftwaffe airbase was built north of the town and several war supplier companies located in the vicinity, including subcamps of the notorious Buchenwald and Neuengamme concentration camps. Nevertheless, the historic town escaped strategic bombing during World War II.
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